Testimonials

We were so impressed

Our sweet little guy, Charlie, passed away last Thursday here at home with the help of the wonderful vet from Transitions. She recommended Homeward Bound for his final arrangements and we are so glad. We were so impressed with their compassion and gentleness with which they treated us and Charlie. The lady that took care of us listened to our story of Charlie's life and was so compassionate and patient with us. She gave us plenty of time to make our choices and walked us through all the steps and explained everything that would happen. It was so hard to leave our Charlie with someone else for the last time but she assured us that they would take care him like he was theirs and the way she held him made me believe her. We were called the next day to let us know that "Charlie was ready to come home." We picked him up and they presented us with his paw print, clippings of all three colors of his fur and a packet of flower seeds for us to plant in our garden. Even though our hearts are broken we know that we did the right thing for our little guy and that all those that helped us with his final day here on earth were true animal lovers. Yesterday we received a sympathy card from Homeward Bound, signed by everyone that works there. It touches our hearts that you would take the time to remember us in our time of sorrow. We can not thank you enough for the compassion you showed us and for taking care of Charlie like he was your own.

Monica S.

The person I talked to was so helpful

Our precious cat of 14 years died suddenly on Friday afternoon. She had not been sick and showed no signs of illness. To say we were shocked would be an understatement. In our grief we did not know what to do with her. I found Homeward-Bound on the Internet and called them first thing Saturday morning. The person I talked to was so helpful and told me to bring her over and they would take care of her. I found the young lady to be sensitive, compassionate, and informative. She was so thoughtful as she received my Tabby, saying "we will take good care of her." Thank you Homeward-Bound. I will recommend you anytime.

Harold Graves

Thank you

We picked up Rosie Raskey this afternoon and spoke very briefly with you in the front hall, and must apologize for not talking much more about Rose as we're both still a little choked up. Our little Pittie was very near and dear to us, so just talking about her brings memories and tears. She was a rescue that we found on the streets of Chicago, a complete mess, sickly, hurt, burnt and tossed out of the back of a white van. We decided to help her get healthy and keep her and it was the best thing we ever did, she was the best. Funny, lovable, loyal and smart, and losing her is going to take some time to get used to. Thank You...

The Raskey Family

He was taken care of with the utmost love and respect

I unexpectedly lost my Erick way to soon. I was completely devastated and between Plum Creek Veterinary Hospital and your Homeward Bound Pet Memorial Center, I was able to make it. My boy now sits in the most beautiful urn, and I know he was taken care of with the utmost love and respect. For that I thank each and everyone for making sure my boy was well taken care of.

Jason Winn

We loved the Rainbow Bridge card

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 we made the hardest decision we have ever had to make. Our beautiful 13 year old dog's hips had gone out and we decided to lay her to rest. We contacted Dr. Kim Barnes, who was so incredible. She knew what a difficult choice this was for our family and treated our beloved pet with grace and dignity. Immediately after Dr. Barnes had left she called and asked us if we would like Jake's collar returned. On Friday she called and delivered Jake's clay paw print and collar. When I got home, I opened her bag and found the items enclosed. We loved the Rainbow Bridge card and the beautiful wildflower seeds that we can plant in her memory. We will be planting these in our garden this Spring. Thank you Homeward Bound and Dr. Barnes for easing our grief as we know you took incredible care with our best friend.

Lisa & Steve

I’m impressed that they would come to our home

While on vacation, our 14 year old dog passed away. We had no one available to transport a 100# dog to the vet for cremation. The vet called Homeward Bound for assistance. I'm impressed that they would come to our home and pick up Bear and take her to their facility. I wish to thank Homeward Bound for the care and concern expressed in a difficult situation for our family.

The Nauta Family

Our best to you and yours

Thank you for your compassion and caring for our loss of our little girl Blanca. So many people say, " it's just a dog." Obviously they have never had a friend like ours that was there for 21 years. Your letter of condolence was greatly appreciated. Our best to you and yours!

Brian and Sandy Hicks

I was so grateful

I so much appreciate Gwen and Homeward Bound for being there for us when our Cairn Terrier Meeka passed away in December. Gwen's kindness and thoughtfulness helped me through that difficult time. She asked if I wanted a clipping of her fur and being in a daze I said no. Somehow she realized I wasn't sure and she did the small clipping after we had left her. When I picked up Meeka's ashes the next day, she handed me the tiny bag with her fur and told me "I had a feeling you really did want it." I was so grateful that she recognized how much I was grieving.

Sharon D.

Your kind act is greatly appreciated

Our family would like to express our thanks and gratitude to you for helping us in our time of grief. Finnegan, our 9 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was brought to you yesterday. We appreciate the kindness you have shown us and the dignity with which you treated our beloved puppy. Your kind act is greatly appreciated and will stay with us forever. Thank you for all the good that you do.

The Champagne Family: Brian, Natalie, Justin, Everett and Brody

Thank you for the dignified and respectful care

I'd like to thank you for the dignified and respectful care you took with our beloved Sammi. She was cremated Feb. 18,2014 at your crematorium. The beautiful wooden urn you placed her cremains in sits next to her favorite recliner. She was our girl for 14 1/2 wonderful years. I planted the wildflower seeds under her favorite tree today. Thank you.

Sharon A.
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